Appointment of Five Members of the Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board

March 24, 1987

The President today announced his intention to appoint the following individuals to be members of the Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board:

For a term expiring December 3, 1988:

Robert Anthony Cothren, of Alabama. This is a new position. Since 1985 he has been in the private practice of law. Mr. Cothren was active in working with handicapped rehabilitation. He graduated from the University of Alabama (B.A., 1971), the Dallas Theological Seminary (TH.M., 1976), and Cumberland School of Law (J.D., 1984). Mr. Cothren was born January 26, 1949, in Atlanta, GA, and resides in Birmingham, AL.

For terms expiring December 3, 1989:

Howard Adams, of Arizona. He would succeed David W. Meyers. Since 1978 Mr. Adams has been a Phoenix city councilman. Previously he was export manager, Crane Co. in Phoenix, AZ, 1961 - 1964. He graduated from Duquesne University (B.S., 1960) and American Graduate School of International Management, (B.F.T., 1961). Mr. Adams is married, has three children, and resides in Phoenix, AZ. He was born August 5, 1933, in Pittsburgh, PA.

Gene A. Chappie, of California. He would succeed Vito P. Battista. Mr. Chappie served as a Member of the United States Congress from 1981 to 1987; serving on the House Committee on Agriculture, House Committee on Merchant Marine and Fisheries, Select Committee on Narcotics Control and Abuse, and the House Committee on Small Business. Prior to this, he served as an assemblyman in the California State Assembly, 1964 - 1980. He is married, has five children, and resides in Cool, CA. Mr. Chappie was born March 8, 1928, in Sacramento, CA.

Robert T. Kelly, Jr., of Florida. He would succeed Elizabeth M. Hanicke. Since 1976 Mr. Kelly has been employed with Southern Bell Telephone Co. in installation support. He graduated from Florida International University (B.A., 1973). Mr. Kelly was born July 20, 1949, in Miami, FL, and resides in Miami.

William J. Tangye, of Alabama. This is a reappointment. Mr. Tangye has been a member since July 1985. Since 1982 Mr. Tangye has been executive vice president, Southern Building Code Congress International. Prior to this he was director, engineering services, Southern Building Code Congress, 1975 - 1982. He graduated from California State Polytechnic University (B.S., 1967). Mr. Tangye is married, has two children, and resides in Birmingham, AL. He was born March 27, 1945, in Oakland, CA.